Monday, December 22, 2008

Why I blog about Africa

I was tagged by Black Looks as to why I blog about Africa. Hmmm do I blog about Africa? I think I blog not about Africa but about all within the Africa.

I do this because:
  1. I am an African.
  2. Black is Beautiful.
  3. We the Africans know where the shoe pinches.
  4. We believe in reaching out to the world.
  5. We believe in Development.
  6. We co-exist with the rest of the world.
  7. We are blesssed with human resources and natural resources.
  8. We have a lot to say and share.
  9. We are the universe, we are diverse.
  10. We don't waste our pains, we learn from them and the make us better and stronger.
I tag:
  1. Vera Ezimora
  2. LG
  3. SolomonSydelle
  4. Doug
  5. Afrobabe
  6. James Tubman
  7. Jarrai

26 comments:

Vera Ezimora said...

I'm confused. Aren't you supposed to be telling us whhy you blog about Africa?

LG said...

huh?

StandTall-The Activist said...

Vera and LG: The I scheduled this post for today and it was supposed to be work in progress but I dated it wrongly. Forgive me

Doja said...

I guess someone has to do it!

LG said...

NO HAMPER.......NO TAGGING :)

Jaguda said...

we are earnestly waiting for the post. i have nudged vera from the queue and im numero uno

StandTall-The Activist said...

Doja: U r darn right.

LG: Your first! Why havent u replied my email?

Jaguda: Really. Hope she does it soon

doug said...

Ok. I've responded to your tag on my blog. And I quite frankly don't understand what Vera and the rest are saying about you not having posted your reasons for blogging about Africa yet. Isnt that what you listed in those 10 points? Or am I missing something?

Merry christmas in advance by the way!

StandTall-The Activist said...

Doug: yeah, I initially put up the post without the ten points

Just...Toluwa said...

I love Africa! Cos it indeed is beautiful, and i mean both the people and the place!

Buttercup said...

lol i was also confused bout what vera n lg said..

hmm all these tags sha!

this is a nice one tho..

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Thanks for the tag!

I hope to have this up after Xmas sometime!

How now?

Merry Christmas!

Buttercup said...

oh and btw, yes, im in naija at the moment..

Afrobabe said...

huh?? Tagged Sfrobabe keh...you have said it all sweetheart, what more could I add?

Anna Lefler said...

Great list and love your kitty photos!

Happy holidays...

:^) Anna

Grahamn Kracker said...

Interesting to read your statements. It seems quite natural that you would blog about the place where you live and love.

For certain, you have given me some perspectives about Africa that I would never have received, if you were not blogging.

katztales said...

And you blog about Africa also presumably because it's home??? I'm curious about how you celebrate Christmas where you are. I read that half the country is on the move during this time of the year and that muslims and christians celebrate. is that true?

And do you do the UK/US/Australia bit with the turkey, Euroepan traditions of fish and duck, or some other variation?

Tell us next post please? :-)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Meow from Malaysia!

Emeka Amakeze said...

My Igbo people say that "if a man did not know where the rains started beating him, he would not know where it stopped beating him". You're doing good talking about Africa, StandTall. If you don't talk about and know nothing about your roots, talking other's is only but with empty pride.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Just...Toluwa: I concour!

Buttercup: I didnt put up the points 1st. Dont mind me. And I was going to tag you. You are tagged now! Hope I will see you b4 you go back. When are you leaving Naija?

SSD: Merry Xmas to you too! Arent you coming to Naija?


Afrobabe: You have got a lot to add, I trust you

Anna Lefter: Happy hoolidays to you too. Thanks visiting

GK: hmmmm hope the perspective about Africa that I have given are positive

StandTall-The Activist said...

Katztales: Yes, you are right Africa is home. It has nurtured me and disappointed me(no thanks to our leaders) but in all, it's where I live. I don't blog about Africa in the real sense but everything I blog about, feminism, gender issues, women's human rights, my experience, my cats are all from Africa/Nigeria perspective

About Xmas: a lot of people that stay in the city like I do, always travel home for celebration and end
of the year party with their families, relatives and friends. People throw a lot of knock-outs during this time. People kill and eat chicken as well as goat meat.
The Muslim do the ram killing and travelling too during id-el-kabr
and they travel home again during xmas

there are lot of in and out movement during xmas really . See this Nigerian blogger perspective of Xmas
http://just-saying-my-mind.blogspot.com/2008/12/when-xmas-trips-were-fun.html

Emeka Amakeze: Yes o. Home sweet home.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

lovely post dear! your inspiring.
happy holidays dear.
muah x
Marian

poeticallytinted said...

I see.Nice. I liked, We don't waste our pains we learn from them.

StandTall-The Activist said...

The House of Style: thanks a lot. Happy Holidays!

Poetically Tinted: Hmmm it's just a true observation. Thanks love

La Reine said...

Nice one.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I love your reasons! Black is most definately beautiful and I am so proud to be African

StandTall-The Activist said...

LaReine: Thanks, merry Xmas!

NDQ: Yes, we are

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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